While I hate to write off my preferred candidate for President, the whole economic mess we're in at the moment certainly doesn't bode well for John McCain. Let me just say that while I think he is the comeback kid, and he's come back from worse (for example, trimming his campaign down to the bare bones and somehow coming back from the dead to win the GOP nomination), I really think if these trends continue, it will make it even more difficult for a Republican to become president. That doesn't mean it's impossible, just highly improbable. You didn't hear it here first, but I will concede what should be conceded...the Wall Street mess is most likely the last nail in John McCain's coffin. That didn't stop Dracula, Frankenstein's monster, or the Mummy though. Nevertheless, none of them were down by 4 points in the Gallup running poll, fighting the specter of President Bush, and running against an historic candidate (both in experience level and in the fact that he's an amazing speaker...oh yeah, and he's a minority) for the Presidency of the United States.